January 1st 2011 Issue

Specialty crops will be on center stage

By |January 1st, 2011|

David Schweikhardt predicts a lively specialty-crops– centered Farm Bill debate will start in Congress soon.

Specialty crops growers, who were [...]

Passion for research

By |January 1st, 2011|

Cherries, with their sensitivity to rain at harvest time and market swings, are one of the riskiest and most [...]

Good Job

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Silver Apple
Organic grower and consultant Dain Craver of Royal City received the Washington State Horticultural Association’s Silver Apple [...]

Last Bite

By |January 1st, 2011|

Richared, one of the first red strains of Delicious, was such an exciting discovery that a box full was [...]

Economic outlook for tree fruit

By |January 1st, 2011|

The economic outlook for the tree fruit­ ­industry in Washington State and the Pacific Northwest is quite good. This [...]

In The Box

By |January 1st, 2011|

Geraldine Warner’s article “How Do Your Returns Stack Up?” in the November Good Fruit Grower included several helpful comments [...]

Growing new grape leaders

By |January 1st, 2011|

In recent years, the annual meeting of the Washington Association of Wine Grape Growers has expanded its educational sessions [...]

Learn how to get paid

By |January 1st, 2011|

Increasing numbers of growers are reporting difficulty in getting paid for their grapes, a result of the trickle effect [...]

How to get paid for your grapes

By |January 1st, 2011|

The down economy has had a ripple effect on the wine grape industry. Fewer restaurant meals and reduced entertaining [...]

Advocate for breeding program

By |January 1st, 2011|

John Carter is known for his relentless dedication to goals.

Oregon grower John Carter has been involved in cherry industry [...]